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I've came across this site after recently learning about light o Rama. My event opens this coming Friday and the system I ordered from a competitor back in march still hasn't arrived. At this point it's safe to say its never coming and I will have to look into going with someone else. This is extremely disappointing. The event was given to me back in 09 and I've basically created something from very little. I have a team and we fabricate figures from scratch and light them mainly with led rope light. For this year one of the improvements, I have a covered pavilion that has a permanent concrete stage that basically surrounds it. I planned to surround visitors with a light show. Now I have everything ready to make this happen except my order which included the controller, music etc.. Sooo my new show looks like it will have to wait til 2013.

As a beginner who sort of has a clue, I'm a bit concerned with the music side of it. How hard is it to program to music? In the system I had coming I was able to purchase pre programmed songs and basically just plug and play with lights on my figures.

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The software is pretty easy to do.... just takes a little creativity to do it but it seems you have some of that. Its not a "plug and play" but you can purchase sequences or go to the free sites...people on here will even share. just tweak them for what you want. I am sorry you will have to wait for your new show but... now you have a year to make it more spectacular.

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You can download the software now and start playing with it to get a feel for it to give you some idea on how many channels you're going to need.

BTW, Welcome aboard!

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Be sure to read, read and read some more! Download the user manuals and study them also. Use the search, get familiar with terms like snubbers, SPT1 and 2 and drawing a blank at the moment on other key words to search.

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Santas Helper

First off, welcome aboard.

One thing to keep in mind when using rope lights. They eat power. So make sure you do your math on how many rope lights you want to use versus how many channels/controllers you plan to have.

And as Scubado said, read, read, read.

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First off, welcome aboard.

One thing to keep in mind when using rope lights. They eat power. So make sure you do your math on how many rope lights you want to use versus how many channels/controllers you plan to have.

And as Scubado said, read, read, read.

my LED ropes only use .03 amps. Less than a strand of 100 LED lights...

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Santas Helper

my LED ropes only use .03 amps. Less than a strand of 100 LED lights...

Oops, I missed the LED part in the OP. That makes a huge difference.

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I use an amp meter now. It's amazing to see the difference from incandescent rope light we had to led. Our biggest tree drew 120 amps on incandescent rope light. Once converted to led it dropped to under 15 amps. I'll have to get a reading this year since we made some changes but its waaay down on power demand.

I'm thinking of calling around to see if someone out there sells programmed songs, might be easier for us to start this way. I'm sure I can figure out how to do it, just worried about having time to do it. This event literally is my project and I have my hands full.

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I'm thinking of calling around to see if someone out there sells programmed songs, might be easier for us to start this way. I'm sure I can figure out how to do it, just worried about having time to do it. This event literally is my project and I have my hands full.

http://sequences.lightorama.com/

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